Modern Instrument Invented
Early to Mid-1500s
- The bass is also commonly known as the ‘double bass.’
- The bass is the largest and lowest pitched string instrument in the orchestra. It stands roughly 6 feet tall!
- The bass is commonly played while standing or leaning/sitting on a stool.
Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Bass
Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5
Watch Columbus Symphony Principal Bassist Rudy Albach introduce the bass!
Hear Columbus Symphony Assistant Principal Bassist John Pellegrino play an orchestral excerpt!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring the Bass